A 36 page office supply catalog issued by the Collier Stationery Company of Keokuk, Iowa. The catalog number is obliterated on the original. Based on internal evidence, this catalog dates from around 1909. (It mentions the Fox Visible Typewriter as "New"; the Fox Visible was introduced in 1906 and the Fox company ceased business in 1921. One of the date stamps illustrated is shown stamping a date in 1909.) This catalog is of particular interest as it shows copy press or "letter press" letter copying equipment. It also shows pens, file card systems, letter files, inkwells, scales, paper clips, telephone pads, and other necessities of a modern office.
1200dpi scans converted here lossily to JPEG images.
This catalog was published in the US without copyright notice at a date when such notice was required to secure copyright. It therefore passed into the public domain upon initial publication. Even had it been in copyright, all possible US copyright would have expired on it as a pre-1923 publication. This digital reprint remains in the public domain.
January 29, 2021 Subject:
Good, high-resolution scans of a very interesting catalog
Dating of this catalog is interesting. The original contributor mentions a typewriter introduced in 1906 labeled as "new".
In the steel pens section, it also mentions the Esterbrook 442 Jackson Stub as "new" but that was introduced in 1889.
Regardless of the specific year, it is early and it is a valuable resource for this period of the first decade of the 20th-century.